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getting error when running on windows 7 with IIS running Acttivperl

I am getting error
print() on closed filehandle $fh at lib/Foswiki/Configure/ line 374.

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[Wed Apr 10 16:57:47 2013] print() on closed filehandle $fh at lib/Foswiki/Configure/ line 374.

I am running active state perl 5.16.3 on windows 7 with IIIS 7.5. perl is confifured to run on IIS.

Pls can you help me fix this.



-- SudhakaranPackianathan - 10 Apr 2013

That code is testing to make sure Foswiki can successfully create and write to a file in each directory where the running system will need to create files. For some reason the open of the file didn't succeed, but also didn't fail, so the checker crashed when it wrote to the closed file. We can't really tell which location can't be written to without a full trace showing which checker called that utility function. It looks like it's called in 3 places:
Checkers/        my $errs = $this->checkCanCreateFile( $this->{LocalSiteDotCfg} );
Checkers/Log/    my $e = $this->checkCanCreateFile("$ld/tmp.log");
Checkers/    my $err = $this->checkCanCreateFile($lscBackup);

These check that:
  • Configure will be able to write the LocalSite.cfg when you click save
  • Foswiki will be able to write log files
  • Configure will be able to save a configuration backup when updating a config file
If this doesn't provide any hints, you could either add some print statements to before the open to print out the name of the file it's about to test to STDERR, or possibly change the "return" to "die" on the open to better trap the failure.

-- GeorgeClark - 10 Apr 2013

You've discovered a bug in lib/Foswiki/Configure/ In the following block of code, the || return 'Could not ... should change to or return 'Could not ... in two places, as shown below. ( the || changes to or )

    my $txt1 = "test 1 2 3";
    open my $fh, '>', $name
      or return 'Could not create test file ' . $name . ':' . $!;
    print $fh $txt1;
    open my $in_file, '<', $name
      or return 'Could not read test file ' . $name . ':' . $!;
    my $txt2 = <$in_file>;
    unlink $name if ( -e $name );

-- GeorgeClark - 10 Apr 2013

QuestionForm edit

Subject Installation of Foswiki
Version Foswiki 1.1.8
Status Task filed
Related Topics Tasks.Item12471
Topic revision: r2 - 10 Apr 2013, GeorgeClark
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